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Rating-based training of accessibility assessors
The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) is a comprehensive rating system to measure meaningful accessibility in the built environment. The foundation also launched a training course for professionals in the construction industry to promote the principles of both the RHFAC and Universal Design.
Rick Hansen Foundation, Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification, Canada
An Accessibility Implementation Plan for Provincial Elections
The plan addresses four problematic areas that had been identified through focus groups and consultations: voting options, polling place accessibility, products and services at polling stations, voter information and public education. Solutions carried out include improved polling place accessibility or homebound voting.
Elections Saskatchewan, Canada
Global accessibility and digital inclusion strategy for a multinational IT company
With its Global Accessibility and Digital Inclusion Strategy, the global IT service provider Atos introduced a policy for accessibility and digital inclusion back in 2010, covering more than 70 country offices. Its measures focus not only on internal areas but also on the entire supply chain.
Atos, Global Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Governance, United Kingdom
Digital Accessibility Maturity Scorecard for companies
Hassell Inclusion, a London-based digital accessibility consultancy, developed the Digital Accessibility Maturity Scorecard in 2020. It enables organizations to assess their digital accessibility performance against nine dimensions based on the principles of the ISO 30071 code.
Hassell Inclusion Ltd., Scorecard for companies to self-assess their current practices in digital accessibility, United Kingdom
Countrywide policy to improve accessibility on all levels, backed by a substantial budget
Accessibility Plus 2018–2025, a programme of the Polish Ministry of Development Funds, pushes the issue of accessibility in Poland in different ways: through legal regulations, investment in the skills of key professional groups such as architects, and in the development of new assistive technologies based on Universal Design.
Polish Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy, Programme Accessibility Plus, Poland
Comprehensive hotel accessibility strategy
The strategy includes training courses for all hotel staff, a dedicated Accessibility Director, and a 135-point checklist of accessibility features. This "Accessibility Standard" was drawn up by following the route taken by guests from the car park and through the hotel, and with input from guests, disability organizations, and hotel staff.
Scandic Hotels, Sweden
Toolkit and training to make health facilities in low-income countries more accessible
The "Accessibility Standards and Audit Pack" was launched by the international NGO Sightsavers to assess the accessibility of health care facilities and to implement structural measures. The toolkit is freely available online, and is currently used in Bangladesh and several countries in Subsaharan Africa.
Sightsavers, Accessibility Standards and Audit Pack, Bangladesh
Towards an accessible Province
Ontario wants to become a fully accessible province by 2025. The AODA-Act includes guidelines for public space design, employment, information and communication, transportation and customer service. The "Regulation on Integrated Accessibility Standards" (IASR) defines 200 concrete requirements.
Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, Canada – Province of Ontario – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Canada
Online accessibility training for civil servants
SENADIS, the National Disability Service of Chile, launched an online accessibility training programme for civil servants, called Preparados para Incluir, that offered three courses centred around accessibility, its legal framework, general principles, and access to ICT.
SENADIS - National Service for the Disabled Chile, Preparados para Incluir (Ready to Include), Chile
Supporting businesses in creating accessible workplaces and infrastructure
Based in Karachi, Pakistan, NOWPDP started a comprehensive project for public space and workplace accessibility and inclusion in 2012. Since then more than 50 locations have been adapted. To date more than 2,000 people with disabilities have benefited, 30 branches of a bank and numerous offices have been modified.
NOWPDP - Network of Organizations Working with People with Disabilities, Pakistan